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How long does makeup last?

By: Laura Moss on Feb. 22, 2011, 7:59 a.m.
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Many concealers can last for up to a year if they're kept tightly closed and stored in a cool, dark place, but experts recommend that you get a new bottle or tube every six to eight months. If the makeup's consistency changes, or if it changes color or begins to smell, it's time to get rid of it.